A story of the Buddha's former life. An improbable story about the seduction of an innocent boy who was brought up in isolation from women, while his Father, the Bodhisatta, is away in the forest. Topics: Buddha, Bodhisatta, Bodhisattva, Jataka
This is a Dhamma Talk given at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society in Berapit, Penang State, Malaysia on February 3rd 2013 about the origin of the idea of the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition, how the idea was developed until it became a central part of the teaching in the early medieval period and a look at the influence the teaching about the Bodhisatta has had on the Theravada countries through the ages. Topic: Bodhisatta, Bodhisattva, Buddha, Theravada
An important discourse from the Majjhimanikāya (MN 26) in which the Buddha talks about his decision to go forth, his practice while a Bodhisatta, his Awakening and decision to teach. The discourse closes with a supplementary teaching on the dangers inherent in the five strands of sense pleasure, and how Māra has control over anyone subject to them; and the freedom to be obtained by attaining states where Māra's range doesn't reach. Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Discourse, Awakening, Bodhisatta, Bodhisattva
These are the files for Vessentara Jataka. Computer reading is by Microsoft David with permission for nc usage. EB Cowel Text from the PTS and Harvard Oriental Series is in public domain. I hope you enjoy them. They are not perfect, but definitely usable. This story is about how the Bodhisatta perfected his dana parami and gave away his wife and kids to be slaves. It is an ironically beautiful story but many people who have not read this story question the rational to no end. The best... Topics: Jataka, Theravada, Buddhism, Bodhisatta, Bodhisatva, Buddhism, Theravada, Translation
Recited in Pali (English translation coming shortly). The most complete recollection the Buddha made of his struggle, Awakening and decision to teach. Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Buddha Biography, Bodhisatta, Bodhisattva, Dharma, Buddha Biography, Bodisatta,...